Contender for the title of world chess champion Russian Sergey Karjakin and the current holder of the title to the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen drew the seventh game of the match for the world chess crown in new York.
In the ninth installment of the white piece were the Russian grandmaster. In the end Karjakin had the advantage of one pawn, but it was not implemented. He has long shied away from Carlsen offer the exchange of Queens, and eventually agreed to a draw on the 74th move. The party lasted about five and a half hours.
After nine games the score in the match 5:4 in favor of the Russians. The previous batch
he had Carlsen won with black. It was the first game of the match not ended in a draw.
The next party will be held on Thursday. The white pieces and the first move will be at Carlsen, which is necessary for the remaining three games to eliminate the gap by winning at least one game and never lost.
At a press conference after the game the Norwegian said: “I’m just glad I wasn’t lost in the ninth game. I’m not very well-acted, but in the end he could concede. My situation is not very favorable, but I just have to win one of the party of three, and I can work it in”.
Match for the world championship consists of 12 games with classical time control. If according to their results in equality, the participants of the match will hold the tie-break. The players will play parties with the truncated control of time, then, if necessary, will be held the blitz and the so-called Armageddon – mini-game chess, the white player will have five minutes at four the enemy, but obliged to win.
The tie-break, if needed, will be held November 30.
For 26-year-old Karjakin is
the first match for the world chess crown. Carlsen is the reigning world champion, last year he beat Indian Viswanathan Anand.